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Recognizing CVPA Staff
Annual Staff Recognition Award

Congratulations to Asha Hospach, winner of the 2022 CVPA Staff Recognition Award!

Asha Hospach

The staff sub-committee of the Dean’s Advisory Council reviews nominations for this and recommends the recipient to the dean.  

This year Asha Hospach, Box Office Manager at the Forbes Center, has been selected for this year’s CVPA Staff Recognition Award. Asha’s nominations highlighted her positive attitude and her strong work ethic, going “above and beyond” regularly. Her efforts to revitalize the box office experience, from ticket purchases to obtaining comp tickets, has not gone unnoticed. She has created several new systems and is continuously improving existing ones to increase efficiency. 

The box office is often the first point of contact for visitors to the Forbes Center and Asha makes sure everything runs smoothly to ensure that everyone feels welcome. Additionally, Asha’s supervision of the box office sales associates is exemplary. She has built a strong team through her caring and attentive leadership. 

When the Dean’s Office was without an Administrative Assistant for a period of time, Asha stepped in to help, fulfilling the duties of both that job and her own. During that time, Asha’s work continued to be stellar.

Asha’s abilities were highlighted in the nominations: 

“During COVID last year, she was instrumental in ensuring that we developed programs to safeguard our audiences and our students/faculty when buying tickets for events. She was responsible for setting up the audience systems that allowed us to host outdoor performances for Theatre and Dance that were enormously successful.” 

“Asha has managed to handle patron complaints with grace and has maintained a positive image for the Forbes Center despite all of the strange changes and unexpected curve balls that COVID has thrown her way. She is calm, collected, and thinks proactively all of the time about what she needs to be doing in the workplace.” 

“You always know that when Asha takes on a project it will be done in an A-plus fashion. She is a model for CVPA and clearly representative of what we should all be striving for. She loves her job and is an incredible advocate for the arts!”

Recognizing CVPA Faculty

Distinguished Teacher
The Distinguished Teacher Award was established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary commitment to teaching. The James Madison University community strives to encourage excellence in the classroom and continues to make teaching a priority.

Madison Scholar
The Madison Scholar is recognized for a record of outstanding scholarship/research/creative work and its dissemination through publication, exhibition, performance or other means.

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize a faculty member who provides exceptional professional-related service at the university, local and national levels.

Contact your AUH and AUPAC for nominations which are due to Associate Dean Wren Stevens by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 3rd, 2022. University Awards Guidelines AY2023

Junior Faculty & Student Mentor
In recognition of superlative achievement by junior faculty and by faculty as student mentors, the college names an Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and an Outstanding Student Mentor Award recipient each spring. 

Nominations may be made by any CVPA faculty or staff member, including self-nominations, to their school director who will select one nominee per school. Nominees will be responsible for submitting all relevant materials via email to Associate Dean Dr. Wren Stevens before 5:00 pm on Friday, January, 2023. CVPA Awards Guidelines AY2023

See a list of past recipients of the CVPA Staff Recognition, Outstanding Junior Faculty, Outstanding Student Mentor, Distinguished Teacher, Madison Scholar and Distinguished Service awards.

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